BRYAN SUTTON AND FRIENDS 'Almost Live'

BRYAN SUTTON AND FRIENDS 'Almost Live'

  • $15.00


Generally considered one of the top 4 or 5 guitarists in the Bluegrass/acoustic genre, Sutton is joined by a host of top flight musicians on this excellent collection of tunes and songs that is both relaxed and tasteful. There are only 10 tracks here, but all range from 3 and ½ to 5-minutes, and there is plenty of variety. As one who is fascinated by what a “super” picker can do with traditional type tunes, I especially enjoyed Sutton’s excellent version of Norman Blake’s great CHURCH STREET BLUES (with Tim O’Brien doing the vocal & mandolin), KITCHEN GIRL (again with O’Brien, Pete Wernick & Nick Forster), and a neat duet with Chris Thile on GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR (on which Sutton actually sings the lead). DARK ISLAND, a guitar duet with Russ Barenberg is a more modern tune but is equally tasteful, as is the up tempo WONDER VALLEY GIRLS (the notes fail to credit whoever is playing the old-time banjo on this piece (Tim O’Brien?)). An excellent and enjoyable CD from a top musician.

Artists:

  • BELA FLECK
  • MARK SCHATZ
  • SAM BUSH
  • STURAT DUNCAN
  • JERRY DOUGLAS BRYAN SUTTON
  • CHRIS THILE
  • GREG GARRISON
  • NOAM PIKELNY
  • GABE WITCHER
  • TIM O'BRIEN
  • PETE WERNICK
  • NICK FORSTER
  • DENNIS CROUCH
  • AUBREY HAYNIE
  • JEFF TAYLOR
  • RUSS BARENBERG

Track Listing:

  • MORNING TOP
  • BIG ISLAND HORNPIPE
  • RYE STARW SUITE
  • CHURCH STREET BLUES
  • LE PONT DE LA MOUSTACHE
  • DARK ISLAND
  • WONDER VALLEY GIRLS
  • KITCHEN GIRL
  • LORETTA'S WALTZ
  • GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR